Kami
Kami
Kenrokuen
Kenrokuen
Shoji
Shoji
A koi fish is an exclamation point on an enthusiastic landscape
A koi fish is an exclamation point on an enthusiastic landscape
Tōrō
Tōrō
Sediment and Sentiment
Sediment and Sentiment
 Before we lament the end of cherry blossoms the peonies bloom

Before we lament
the end of cherry blossoms
the peonies bloom

Just a ripple in the pond, like you and me
Just a ripple in the pond, like you and me
Sakura
Sakura
Nunobiki
Nunobiki
Bowing Bough by Becky Jaffe.JPG
 Sometimes beauty swims toward you, and it is all you can do to stand there on the bridge, your mouth opening and closing like a koi fish gasping for air.

Sometimes beauty swims toward you, and it is all you can do to stand there on the bridge, your mouth opening and closing like a koi fish gasping for air.

Suijin
Suijin
The Philosopher's Path, as seen through an accidental umbrella
The Philosopher's Path, as seen through an accidental umbrella
Where there's a willow, there's a way
Where there's a willow, there's a way
Many Lanterns Light the Way by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Tori
Tori
IMG_0981.JPG
Mercy by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Golden Pavilion by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Jizo
Jizo
Wisteria Leans In by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Tokkoin by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Google Translate Rock Edition by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Nature and Nurture
Nature and Nurture
in discretion
in discretion
Pagoda by Becky Jaffe.JPG
 Prayers, twisted in knots and blowing in the wind

Prayers, twisted in knots and blowing in the wind

 At this Shinto shrine, the trees and rocks are wrapped in rice-straw rope to mark them as sacred. Let us wrap every molecule with holy ribbon.

At this Shinto shrine, the trees and rocks are wrapped in rice-straw rope to mark them as sacred. Let us wrap every molecule with holy ribbon.

Daffodils at the Shogunate
Daffodils at the Shogunate
Linear by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Nature Was Framed by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Fandom
Fandom
 “I have drawn things since I was 6. All that I made before the age of 70 is not worth counting. At 75 I began to understand the true construction of nature. At 90 I will enter into the secret of things. At 110, everything--every dot, every dash--will live” - Hokusai (1760-1849)  One of the things I admire about Japanese culture is the widely held worldview that we do not achieve competence as artists and craftspeople until we have had a lifetime of practice. Old age is when we are in our prime as artists, a hopeful notion for us younger apprentices eager to walk the art path for life.

“I have drawn things since I was 6. All that I made before the age of 70 is not worth counting. At 75 I began to understand the true construction of nature. At 90 I will enter into the secret of things. At 110, everything--every dot, every dash--will live” - Hokusai (1760-1849)

One of the things I admire about Japanese culture is the widely held worldview that we do not achieve competence as artists and craftspeople until we have had a lifetime of practice. Old age is when we are in our prime as artists, a hopeful notion for us younger apprentices eager to walk the art path for life.

Spirited
Spirited
1,000 Paper Cranes
1,000 Paper Cranes
Icy Glare
Icy Glare
Tako
Tako
Transitory
Transitory
Tokyo
Tokyo
Vanishing Points
Vanishing Points
Places to go, photons to see
Places to go, photons to see
Higgledy by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Hiroshi Hara
Hiroshi Hara
16 kinds of Silence by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Gondola by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Gondola over Kobe by Becky Jaffe.GIF
Osaka Water Clock with Aaron.GIF
Osaka Water Clock with Elaine.GIF
Tale of Two Cities by Becky Jaffe.jpg
 Leaving Japan with a deep bow of respect.  Photo by Al Urban

Leaving Japan with a deep bow of respect.

Photo by Al Urban

Kami
Kenrokuen
Shoji
A koi fish is an exclamation point on an enthusiastic landscape
Tōrō
Sediment and Sentiment
 Before we lament the end of cherry blossoms the peonies bloom
Just a ripple in the pond, like you and me
Sakura
Nunobiki
Bowing Bough by Becky Jaffe.JPG
 Sometimes beauty swims toward you, and it is all you can do to stand there on the bridge, your mouth opening and closing like a koi fish gasping for air.
Suijin
The Philosopher's Path, as seen through an accidental umbrella
Where there's a willow, there's a way
Many Lanterns Light the Way by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Tori
IMG_0981.JPG
Mercy by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Golden Pavilion by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Jizo
Wisteria Leans In by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Tokkoin by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Google Translate Rock Edition by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Nature and Nurture
in discretion
Pagoda by Becky Jaffe.JPG
 Prayers, twisted in knots and blowing in the wind
 At this Shinto shrine, the trees and rocks are wrapped in rice-straw rope to mark them as sacred. Let us wrap every molecule with holy ribbon.
Daffodils at the Shogunate
Linear by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Nature Was Framed by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Fandom
 “I have drawn things since I was 6. All that I made before the age of 70 is not worth counting. At 75 I began to understand the true construction of nature. At 90 I will enter into the secret of things. At 110, everything--every dot, every dash--will live” - Hokusai (1760-1849)  One of the things I admire about Japanese culture is the widely held worldview that we do not achieve competence as artists and craftspeople until we have had a lifetime of practice. Old age is when we are in our prime as artists, a hopeful notion for us younger apprentices eager to walk the art path for life.
Spirited
1,000 Paper Cranes
Icy Glare
Tako
Transitory
Tokyo
Vanishing Points
Places to go, photons to see
Higgledy by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Hiroshi Hara
16 kinds of Silence by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Gondola by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Gondola over Kobe by Becky Jaffe.GIF
Osaka Water Clock with Aaron.GIF
Osaka Water Clock with Elaine.GIF
Tale of Two Cities by Becky Jaffe.jpg
 Leaving Japan with a deep bow of respect.  Photo by Al Urban
Kami
Kenrokuen
Shoji
A koi fish is an exclamation point on an enthusiastic landscape
Tōrō
Sediment and Sentiment

Before we lament
the end of cherry blossoms
the peonies bloom

Just a ripple in the pond, like you and me
Sakura
Nunobiki

Sometimes beauty swims toward you, and it is all you can do to stand there on the bridge, your mouth opening and closing like a koi fish gasping for air.

Suijin
The Philosopher's Path, as seen through an accidental umbrella
Where there's a willow, there's a way
Tori
Jizo
Nature and Nurture
in discretion

Prayers, twisted in knots and blowing in the wind

At this Shinto shrine, the trees and rocks are wrapped in rice-straw rope to mark them as sacred. Let us wrap every molecule with holy ribbon.

Daffodils at the Shogunate
Fandom

“I have drawn things since I was 6. All that I made before the age of 70 is not worth counting. At 75 I began to understand the true construction of nature. At 90 I will enter into the secret of things. At 110, everything--every dot, every dash--will live” - Hokusai (1760-1849)

One of the things I admire about Japanese culture is the widely held worldview that we do not achieve competence as artists and craftspeople until we have had a lifetime of practice. Old age is when we are in our prime as artists, a hopeful notion for us younger apprentices eager to walk the art path for life.

Spirited
1,000 Paper Cranes
Icy Glare
Tako
Transitory
Tokyo
Vanishing Points
Places to go, photons to see
Hiroshi Hara

Leaving Japan with a deep bow of respect.

Photo by Al Urban

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